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Navy moving forward with LCS

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Navy photograph by JoAnna Delfin The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is moored at Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam. Fort Worth is conducting its maiden 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy “to move forward with a multi-mission…

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Navy to christen fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

Posted January 9, 2015 by

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony in Mobile, Ala Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor. “This ship represents the hard-working men and women…

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Army equips Stryker unit with new communications technology

Posted February 2, 2015 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

The Army's Stryker vehicle, designed to quickly move soldiers into a combat zone, is swift and mobile. Now its communications equipment will be, too.

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DOD seeks novel ideas to shape its technological future

Posted February 27, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public – anyone, really – to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows daily. The program, called the Long-Range Research and Development Plan, or LRRDP, began with an…

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Future aircraft to be faster, have smaller logistics footprint

Posted April 13, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army’s aircraft of the future will be faster than what the service has now, it will carry more weight, it will require less of a logistical footprint, and officials said it will better do what Army aviation is meant to do: serve the ground commander. While what is now being called “Future Vertical Lift,”…

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DOD to open new assignments for women in May

Posted April 26, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Policy changes announced in February opening more than 14,000 new assignments to women in uniform will take effect May 14, Defense Department officials said April 26. Officials issued a Pentagon press release confirming that two changes to the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule can now move forward since the Congressionally-mandated notification period…

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GAO reports MDA could strengthen acquisitions by reducing concurrency, improving parts quality

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Marti Jaramillo

According to the Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, in fiscal year 2011, the Missile Defense Agency, a research, development and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense, experienced mixed results in executing its development goals and Ballistic Missile Defense System tests. The GAO did the study because the MDA has spent more…

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Ballistic missile defense system sheds ‘science project’ label

Posted May 23, 2012 by

Since its inception under the Reagan administration, the U.S. missile defense set up had been characterized by research, development, test & evaluation spending. Over time, the former ‘Star Wars’ system has become a three-pronged program comprising of Aegis-based systems, Patriot-based systems, and a system based on the existing ballistic missile defense system. Analysis from Frost…

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Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future...

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Exercises demonstrate Global Strike flexibility, capability

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Carla Pampe

Air Force Global Strike Command airmen participated in two major exercises this month, demonstrating the command's flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques and procedures.

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